The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 12496 13602 18351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.96% 14.77% 17.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.90% 49.32% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11128 12278 16400
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 25554 27577 34078
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 30.59% 29.94% 32.70%
Number of salaries quoted 50226 54615 68600
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 4733 £55,000 +4.76% 417
South East -2 2316 £42,500 - 331
North of England -2 2267 £40,000 +3.89% 371
North West -1 1294 £40,000 +1.26% 221
Midlands +1 1293 £40,000 +1.26% 213
East of England +5 1006 £43,500 +2.35% 109
South West +2 866 £37,500 - 105
Yorkshire -4 863 £40,000 +2.56% 139
West Midlands +3 832 £40,000 +6.66% 133
East Midlands -5 462 £42,500 +6.25% 76
North East +1 110 £40,000 +6.66% 11
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13740 (55.83%) .NET
2 13203 (53.64%) C#
3 12721 (51.69%) SQL
4 9345 (37.97%) Microsoft
5 9343 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
6 8941 (36.33%) ASP.NET
7 8143 (33.09%) MVC
8 7099 (28.84%) JavaScript
9 5998 (24.37%) HTML
10 5643 (22.93%) Finance
11 5553 (22.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5372 (21.83%) Windows
13 5275 (21.43%) CSS
14 4774 (19.40%) TDD
15 4593 (18.66%) T-SQL
16 4136 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4063 (16.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 3881 (15.77%) AngularJS
19 3877 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
20 3830 (15.56%) .NET Framework
21 3520 (14.30%) Scrum
22 3461 (14.06%) WCF
23 3403 (13.83%) ASP.NET Web API
24 3294 (13.38%) Oracle
25 3273 (13.30%) jQuery
26 3185 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
27 3110 (12.64%) Degree
28 3011 (12.23%) Web Services
29 2583 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
30 2544 (10.34%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1620 (6.58%) IIS
2 1456 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 796 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 781 (3.17%) CMS
5 499 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 487 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 465 (1.89%) Apache
8 432 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
9 355 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 347 (1.41%) Umbraco
11 311 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 282 (1.15%) JBoss
13 281 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 255 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
15 246 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 246 (1.00%) WebSphere
16 220 (0.89%) Apache Spark
17 201 (0.82%) Skype for Business
18 197 (0.80%) Confluence
19 191 (0.78%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1208 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 746 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 163 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 91 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 70 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 62 (0.25%) SPSS
8 34 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.081%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.037%) Fireworks
11 9 (0.037%) HipChat
12 5 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.016%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.016%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.016%) SPSS Modeler
13 4 (0.016%) Weka
14 3 (0.012%) Stata
15 2 (0.008%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 460 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 218 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 183 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 160 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 43 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
5 43 (0.17%) Eloqua
6 36 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 34 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 31 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 29 (0.12%) Actimize
10 28 (0.11%) Magento
11 27 (0.11%) Markit EDM
12 23 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 23 (0.093%) thinkFolio
13 21 (0.085%) FastStats
14 20 (0.081%) Infor M3
14 20 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
14 20 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
14 20 (0.081%) Visualfiles
15 19 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3185 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1615 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 679 (2.76%) Office 365
4 626 (2.54%) SaaS
5 249 (1.01%) GitHub
6 248 (1.01%) PaaS
7 243 (0.99%) IaaS
8 223 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 123 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 117 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 107 (0.43%) Google Play
12 90 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
13 58 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
14 57 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 56 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 49 (0.20%) Google Analytics
17 47 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
18 39 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
19 37 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
20 32 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 758 (3.08%) Internet
2 751 (3.05%) Firewall
3 673 (2.73%) DNS
4 593 (2.41%) SAN
5 507 (2.06%) TCP/IP
6 460 (1.87%) DHCP
7 400 (1.63%) WAN
8 380 (1.54%) LAN
9 306 (1.24%) HTTP
10 275 (1.12%) VPN
11 210 (0.85%) Intranet
12 203 (0.82%) VoIP
13 181 (0.74%) Skype
14 158 (0.64%) VLAN
15 138 (0.56%) NAS
16 132 (0.54%) Network Security
17 113 (0.46%) SSL
18 100 (0.41%) SMTP
18 100 (0.41%) Wireless
19 98 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4136 (16.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4063 (16.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2583 (10.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 2544 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2521 (10.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 2368 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2054 (8.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1795 (7.29%) NoSQL
9 1775 (7.21%) Relational Database
10 1755 (7.13%) MySQL
11 1530 (6.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 1181 (4.80%) MongoDB
13 1035 (4.21%) Power BI
14 868 (3.53%) Big Data
15 816 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 689 (2.80%) RDBMS
17 545 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
18 538 (2.19%) Oracle Database
19 515 (2.09%) Hadoop
20 498 (2.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2151 (8.74%) Visual Studio
2 2109 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 1803 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1238 (5.03%) NUnit
5 922 (3.75%) Subversion
6 890 (3.62%) JIRA
7 767 (3.12%) TeamCity
8 604 (2.45%) Rhino Mocks
9 518 (2.10%) Jenkins
10 502 (2.04%) Moq
11 494 (2.01%) Selenium
12 386 (1.57%) MSTest
13 384 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
14 331 (1.34%) SpecFlow
15 304 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 257 (1.04%) Maven
17 242 (0.98%) JUnit
18 153 (0.62%) Bitbucket
19 125 (0.51%) Ant
20 120 (0.49%) gulp
General
1 5643 (22.93%) Finance
2 1756 (7.13%) Banking
3 1239 (5.03%) Retail
4 1082 (4.40%) Marketing
5 694 (2.82%) Games
6 600 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 590 (2.40%) Legal
8 583 (2.37%) Advertising
9 558 (2.27%) Telecoms
10 450 (1.83%) Manufacturing
11 357 (1.45%) Front Office
12 312 (1.27%) Back Office
13 278 (1.13%) Electronics
14 275 (1.12%) Law
15 181 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 162 (0.66%) Publishing
17 150 (0.61%) Music Industry
18 137 (0.56%) Retail Banking
19 120 (0.49%) Automotive
20 92 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14825 (60.23%) Developer
2 7618 (30.95%) .NET Developer
3 5600 (22.75%) C# Developer
4 3893 (15.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 2645 (10.75%) SQL Developer
6 2349 (9.54%) Analyst
6 2349 (9.54%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2222 (9.03%) Senior Developer
8 2022 (8.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1855 (7.54%) Software Developer
10 1535 (6.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 1402 (5.70%) DBA
12 1135 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 1132 (4.60%) SQL DBA
14 1047 (4.25%) .NET Software Developer
15 1018 (4.14%) Senior .NET Developer
16 982 (3.99%) C# Software Developer
17 964 (3.92%) Administrator
18 950 (3.86%) SQL Server Developer
19 935 (3.80%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13740 (55.83%) .NET
2 8941 (36.33%) ASP.NET
3 5998 (24.37%) HTML
4 5553 (22.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5275 (21.43%) CSS
6 3881 (15.77%) AngularJS
7 3830 (15.56%) .NET Framework
8 3461 (14.06%) WCF
9 3403 (13.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3273 (13.30%) jQuery
11 3011 (12.23%) Web Services
12 2295 (9.32%) Entity Framework
13 2264 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2115 (8.59%) XML
15 2057 (8.36%) WPF
16 2003 (8.14%) HTML5
17 1957 (7.95%) RESTful
18 1683 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1508 (6.13%) Node.js
20 1386 (5.63%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1728 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 1670 (6.79%) Computer Science
3 1522 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
4 787 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 697 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 652 (2.65%) Clustering
7 590 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 572 (2.32%) User Experience
9 543 (2.21%) Fintech
10 496 (2.02%) Replication
11 361 (1.47%) Data Centre
12 313 (1.27%) iPad
13 284 (1.15%) Hedge funds
14 257 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 255 (1.04%) Fixed Income
16 247 (1.00%) N-Tier
17 206 (0.84%) Data Structures
18 204 (0.83%) Equities
19 175 (0.71%) Social Media
20 160 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5372 (21.83%) Windows
2 2255 (9.16%) Windows Server
3 1697 (6.90%) Linux
4 1104 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1042 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 733 (2.98%) Unix
7 590 (2.40%) Android
8 394 (1.60%) Apple iOS
9 377 (1.53%) Windows 7
10 327 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 236 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 157 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 117 (0.48%) Solaris
13 117 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 110 (0.45%) CentOS
15 105 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 65 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 60 (0.24%) AIX
18 56 (0.23%) Debian
19 39 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9343 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8143 (33.09%) MVC
3 4774 (19.40%) TDD
4 3877 (15.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3520 (14.30%) Scrum
6 2333 (9.48%) OO
7 2329 (9.46%) BDD
8 2239 (9.10%) Web Application Development
9 2200 (8.94%) Web Development
10 2054 (8.35%) ETL
11 1865 (7.58%) Software Engineering
12 1828 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
13 1640 (6.66%) SDLC
14 1374 (5.58%) Analytics
15 1362 (5.53%) Unit Testing
16 1229 (4.99%) Test Automation
17 1224 (4.97%) ITIL
17 1224 (4.97%) Mentoring
18 1208 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
19 1165 (4.73%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13203 (53.64%) C#
2 12721 (51.69%) SQL
3 7099 (28.84%) JavaScript
4 4593 (18.66%) T-SQL
5 2507 (10.19%) Java
6 1494 (6.07%) VB.NET
7 1443 (5.86%) PowerShell
8 1049 (4.26%) Ruby
9 952 (3.87%) Python
10 823 (3.34%) VB
11 751 (3.05%) C++
12 651 (2.65%) PHP
13 546 (2.22%) VBA
14 407 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 373 (1.52%) TypeScript
16 336 (1.37%) C
17 289 (1.17%) Perl
18 278 (1.13%) Shell Script
19 257 (1.04%) R
20 227 (0.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3110 (12.64%) Degree
2 995 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 737 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 368 (1.50%) MCSE
5 349 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 233 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 202 (0.82%) MCSA
8 194 (0.79%) MCP
9 168 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 155 (0.63%) ISEB
11 147 (0.60%) MCITP
12 142 (0.58%) CCNA
13 128 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
14 119 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 115 (0.47%) MCTS
16 114 (0.46%) ISTQB
17 87 (0.35%) PMI Certification
18 85 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
19 78 (0.32%) Master's Degree
20 65 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 945 (3.84%) QA
2 399 (1.62%) SLA
3 377 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 143 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 136 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 89 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 36 (0.15%) PMO
8 29 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 28 (0.11%) SEPA
10 27 (0.11%) GDPR
11 24 (0.098%) HL7
12 23 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.089%) MiFID
14 16 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
15 15 (0.061%) ISO 14001
16 12 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
17 11 (0.045%) ISO 9000
18 10 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 10 (0.041%) WCAG
19 8 (0.033%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1756 (7.13%) Active Directory
2 836 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 627 (2.55%) Hyper-V
4 335 (1.36%) vSphere
5 295 (1.20%) Docker
6 260 (1.06%) XenApp
7 188 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 118 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 95 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 56 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 56 (0.23%) XenServer
11 54 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 53 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 43 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 32 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 31 (0.13%) KVM
16 27 (0.11%) HDFS
16 27 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.11%) vCloud
18 24 (0.098%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 414 (1.68%) Puppet
2 343 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 293 (1.19%) SCCM
4 229 (0.93%) Ansible
5 222 (0.90%) Kibana
6 170 (0.69%) SCOM
7 148 (0.60%) WSUS
8 132 (0.54%) Nagios
9 94 (0.38%) Opsview
10 85 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 79 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
12 78 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 78 (0.32%) Control-M
13 76 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 76 (0.31%) vCenter Server
14 70 (0.28%) Salt
15 69 (0.28%) logstash
16 60 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 57 (0.23%) ZABBIX
18 54 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9345 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 3294 (13.38%) Oracle
3 1444 (5.87%) VMware
4 759 (3.08%) Tableau
5 693 (2.82%) Cisco
6 677 (2.75%) SAP
7 592 (2.41%) Citrix
8 540 (2.19%) Google
9 409 (1.66%) HP
10 395 (1.60%) IBM
11 376 (1.53%) Sitecore
12 368 (1.50%) Facebook
13 346 (1.41%) Sybase
14 304 (1.24%) Xamarin
15 264 (1.07%) NetApp
16 252 (1.02%) Cognos
17 199 (0.81%) Informatica
18 189 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
19 184 (0.75%) Red Hat
20 183 (0.74%) Splunk
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lancashire
Morson International
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Innodigital
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Oakstone Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Riding
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-50K (Flexible) + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + (DOE) Pens, 5w hols, DIS
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Corriculo
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago